The Wedding Plan
The Wedding Plan (2017)

At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off the wedding with only a month's notice. Unwilling… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 12, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2017
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Wedding Plan is steeped in convention, but has a thoroughly charming star and enough fresh twists to set it pleasantly apart.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

An engaging (and surprisingly entertaining) examination, not of belief, but of a believer, a struggling soul who more often than not blocks her own path to paradise.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

You've probably never seen a romantic comedy like "The Wedding Plan."

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

Burshtein doesn't critique the social restrictions that Michal feels, which keeps her film from feeling parochial.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

The film's structural shortcomings will matter less to most viewers than the personality of the central character, Michal.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Unexpectedly rich, "The Wedding Plan" uses the frame of an apparent romantic comedy as a vehicle to study religious faith, loneliness, culture and inner turmoil.

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Alison Gillmor
Winnipeg Free Press

Director Burshtein is both morally serious and subtly funny, overcoming the clichés of romantic comedy with a sideways exploration of the nature of love and faith.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This is a film of subtle humor and universal appeal. Just don't expect a carefree romp.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Once this measured film kicks in, predictability falls away, sending Michal on a twisty, awkward, darkly humorous and emotionally raw march toward the chuppah.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

Yes, [it] sounds like high-concept nonsense, but the movie transcends such confining boundaries, probably because of Burshtein's good-humored affection for the characters who populate her story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
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Perhaps the title should have been "My Not So Big Hebrew Wedding Without a Groom." A brutally honest look at loneliness and the pressure to find the… More